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Breast Implants Brisbane & Gold Coast QLD

Ashbury Cosmetics offer breast implants of all types to suit your desired look. Whether you wish to increase the size or alter the shape of your breasts, we can assist.

  • Natural looking
  • Minimal scarring
  • Well hidden scar
  • High success rate
  • Walk in walk out
  • Minimal pain post-surgery
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Breast Implants Gold Coast & Brisbane

If you wish to have larger, perkier breasts – it may be time you arranged a consultation with Ashbury Cosmetics. The highly experienced team can help you achieve the breast size and shape you’ve always wanted.

The breast implant procedure at Ashbury Cosmetics is versatile and effective. There are two types of implant options; round and anatomical. Round implants are often recommended for patients who wish to focus on enlarging the upper part of the breast. As for anatomical implants, they are more naturally shaped like a tear drop and give a more natural effect in general.

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Procedure performed by Ashbury Clinic. Before and after photos are samples of the results you can achieve. Please note these photos are for illustrative purposes only. 

All implants used at Ashbury are TGA and FDA approved.

A breast implant consists of a silicone elastomer casing or envelope which is usually filled with silicone gel or a soft cohesive silicone gel that has a shape retaining memory. Implants can also be filled with a saline solution. Silicone gel and the saline (salt-water) solution are the best-known and most extensively researched fillers.

The casing in which the silicone is placed also presents a variety of options with differences in material, texture and formation being points to consider before going ahead with treatment.

What to Expect

After you have had your breast implant surgery, there are some effects to be expected.

 

Swelling is often apparent for about three to five weeks after surgery, while scars can take closer to six weeks before they settle – eventually fading significantly.

Patients are able to return home on the same day of surgery and tend to experience the most pain 24-48 hours post procedure. Any discomfort can often be controlled by medication prescribed by the doctor. Patients should also avoid strenuous activity for at least a month after surgery.

Meet the Team

The team at Ashbury Cosmetics are a group of highly experienced professionals. They are passionate about achieving the results you desire. Our experienced doctors, Dr Chen and Dr Boyle, have been performing cosmetic and laser surgery for the last 20 years in Australia. They believe in attention to detail and always strives for a result that both he and the patient are satisfied with.

Would you like more information?

Please, read below or contact us to have any questions addressed.

What You Need To Know

Breast implants are typically positioned in one of two ways; Sub-muscular and Sub-glandular.

Sub-muscular – breast implants are positioned behind both the breast and pectoral muscle structures which allows for less chance of capsular contraction, however, there is generally a longer period of recovery required and a greater level of post-procedure discomfort experienced. Implants of this nature are also more prone to shifting and loosing shape, as they are subject to muscle and arm movement influence.

Sub-glandular -breast implants are positioned behind the breast, but over the pectoral muscles covering the chest. This allows for the implant to resist rubbing against the muscles and maintain its original shape. Sub glandular placement is less painful and has faster recovery times. Another advantage is the gap between the implant is not as wide.

Usually breast implants are surgically inserted using one of three traditional incisions:
Inframammary Incision – made through the inframammary fold, where the breast and chest meet, making it convenient and discrete. In order for the implant to fit comfortably within the breast, a pocket is created behind the breast tissue and the doctor will make an incision under the breast, through which the implant is positioned into either its sub-muscular or sub-glandular place.

Periareolar Incision – made around the edge of the nipple, where it meets the breast tissue, making the scar almost invisible to the naked eye. The implant is placed through the passage of the nipple, in a protective sleeve which is then removed before is sits in its final position either sub-muscular or sub-glandular.

Transaxillary Incision – made under the arm, the associated scarring is left unseen in the armpit area and can be very minimal. Using an endoscope to maximise accuracy and visibility, your surgeon cuts a channel from the armpit to the breast area. Placement of the implant is generally harder and therefore sometimes leads to complications post-surgery.
Through a thorough consultation and discussion with us, we can help you to decide which methods are best for your individual case.

What You Can Expect

Dr Chen uses dissolvable stitches so there is no  need to remove them, however the swelling in your breasts may take three to five weeks to disappear and scars will tend to remain firm and pink for at least six weeks. After this period, scars may remain the same size for several months and can potentially widen. Generally after this period, they will fade but do not disappear completely. Ashbury Cosmetic has special lasers to fade any surgical scars.

Typical breast implants take between one and two hours to complete with the initial recovery period being only a brief four hours on average, where the use of preferred twilight anaesthesia is used.

Returning home is generally accepted the same day, but for the initial 24 to 48 hours after surgery you are likely to experience the greatest degree of discomfort, with your breasts likely to be swollen and very tender. This discomfort can be controlled by prescribed medication from your doctor.

Slight bruising tends to occur in the post-operative period, which subsides in a matter of 5-6 days and most women are able to resume normal activities or return to work after about a week, with more strenuous activity avoided for at least a month.

Stitches are removed after between seven to ten days, however the swelling in your breasts may take three to five weeks to disappear and scars will tend to remain firm and pink for at least six weeks. After this period, scars may remain the same size for several months and can potentially widen. Generally after this period, they will fade but do not disappear completely.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is capsular contracture?

The most common complication connected to breast implant surgery, capsular contracture is where the membrane that grows around the implant, which usually cannot be felt or seen, behaves in a similar fashion to shrink wrap.

There are now breast implants available in Australia, at Ashbury Cosmetics that can reduce the risk of capsular contracture to roughly 1%.

Will my breast implants affect breast feeding?

There has been no evidence found to suggest that silicone implants can filter through to the breast milk and it remains possible for a woman to breast feed effectively and without difficulty after a breast implant has been placed, providing no surgical damage is made to the milk ducts (a risk most commonly associated with an areolar incision)

What is in a silicone implant?

Products in which silicone regularly occur include:

  • Heart valves, suture materials and blood bags
  • Puddings, cakes and soft drinks
  • Lipsticks
  • Body lotions and sun cream
  • Bedding, clothing and tissues
  • Baby-care products

Do breast implants cause issues with breast cancer?

Breast implant surgery has shown no associated increase in the incidence of breast cancer and a woman’s ability to examine effectively or undergo mammograms is left possible although screening can prove more involved. It is advisable that you consult with your doctor as to the most effective way of self-examining your breast when checking for breast cancer, so that you are able to determine your implant from your natural tissue with greater clarity.

I am over forty - am I too old for breast surgery?

Age is not an issue when it comes to breast augmentation. It is the overall health of the person that counts most when considering suitability. Many women over the age of forty have had successful breast surgery.

What are the potential complications?

Ashbury Cosmetics has performed thousands of breast surgery with minimal complications. However, any surgical operation involves the risk of complications or side effects. After-effects of the anaesthetic, infection of the wound, swelling, bleeding, pain, and healing problems in the recovery process may occur. These are all things for which you should be prepared.

In addition, specific complications may occur following the insertion of breast implants, including:

  • Capsular contracture.
  • Folds and wrinkling in the surface of the implant. This occurs with saline-filled implants in particular. The risk of folds and wrinkling is greater with this type of implant than with gel-filled implants.
  • Displacement of the implant.
  • Tissue necrosis i.e. the death of tissue, often due to insufficient blood supply to the area concerned.
  • Interference with mammograms. Mammographic screening for breast cancer is more difficult in the presence of a silicone breast implant and may need extra attention from the radiologist.

Finally, it is important to remember that a breast implant, whatever it is filled with, is not necessarily in place for life. There are women who have had the same breast implants in place for over thirty years without problems, but there are also women who have had to have their implants replaced within a relatively short period of time. For these reasons, you should be aware that you may need to undergo surgery on your breasts again for reasons relating to your breast implants.

 

 

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Disclaimer: All surgical procedures carry risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Note: All deposits paid for surgery bookings are non refundable.